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surprise states that romney might pick up that aren't on the radar, minnesota, pennsylvania? >> those are a stretch. the ones that we really need to go for romney are virginia and colorado which are just incredibly close with of course, new hampshire and ohio, he wins those, he will probably pull it out. >> thanks, appreciate you being here. still with all 135 seats in the house up for reelection, does either party stand to win big or lose big on tuesday? our panel is back to tell you next. [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. sowhy let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viag
hampshire four votes. pennsylvania 20 votes, romney 2 ahead. ohio 18 votes. they are tied. iowa 6 votes, they are tied. wisconsin ten votes, they are are tied. michigan 15 votes, romney is one behind. minnesota 16 votes. romney is three behind. nevada 9 votes and romney s two behind. in all of those states obama is under 50. and so since we are going to get three quarters or four fifths of the undecided vote for romney i think romney has a good chance to win all those states but he is certainly going to win at least one so he is going to get at least the 15 votes. this business that everybody should hang on what happens in ohio is ridiculous. he could lose ohio and carry either pennsylvania or minnesota or michigan and wisconsin or new hampshire and iowa and win the election. and it is ridiculous to say that everything hinges on ohio. ohio is proving more in tractable and more dead even. but i believe that if you look at the polls in iowa they have many -- too many democrats and too few republicans and proper polls in iowa would show romney one or two points ahead. but frankly my view,
believe at this point that governor romney can win pennsylvania? >> of course, he can. republicans don't never win it. in 2010 they elected five new republican congressmen, a republican senator, a republican governor and republican majorities in both houses of the legislature. what more has a state got to do? i think he will win, pennsylvania, and i think he will win wisconsin and i think he has a very good chance of winning in michigan. of course, all of this preis supposes that the other side doesn't steal it which is something we need to work on. >> greta: ground game. level of importance between now and november 6 is what? >> very important. the republicans lost four senate seats in 2010 because they didn't have a good ground game. and the democrats and the unions outworked them. now, i think the republicans have don't the message and are working like crazy on the ground making millions of phone calls and home visits. it is incredible. i go out every day and i'm amazed by what they are doing. i learned yesterday or two days ago, greta, that the united nations has decided to send in
in florida. could go either way. but it's for sure romney's need to win state. >> okay, pennsylvania now with you, perry. the romney camp appears to be making a play for that state, spending about $10 million in ad right now. mitt romney is adding a stop there tomorrow. paul ryan will be there today. there are a lot of theories on why his camp is doing this. what's your take, perry? >> my theory is they're struggling in ohio so much they have to try to make a play somewhere else. the president probably can't win the elections without winning pennsylvania. that said he's been leading in every poll in pennsylvania throughout this race. romney hasn't campaigned in pennsylvania up until now. last ditch effort a little desperate i think. but it shows you the challenge they're having in ohio where the president has maintained the lead throughout this race and no republican has ever won without winning ohio. that's why they're looking for other options, the romney campaign i need. >> can i talk about the unemployment numbers, jobs numbers out friday richard with you. they show it did tick up .1
turnout for the president and help mitt romney in pennsylvania which i've always thought, including today, i'm not really sure even with this push in there if mitt romney is going to win, maybe. it's all going to be at the margins if it helps or hurt anybody, even in a tight race i'm not so sure it's going to matter very much. >> good to have the conversation. thank you, gentlemen. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> what do presidential candidates promise in a state where unemployment is below the national average? well, more jobs, of course, but the pitch has left some voters more than a little skeptical. customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. happy. happy. happy. happy. (together) happy. i love logistics. [ male announcer ] can a car be built around a state of mind? ♪ announcing the all-ne
now in florida has romney ahead. in pennsylvania the polling average says it is president obama who's ahead by 4.6 points. in new hampshire, again, president obama ahead with a 1.3 lead. that's the 8:00 hour. at 9:00, we'll have polls closed in all those places, and the blinking states here will be the ones that are closing. 14 states mostly in the midwest and the south. of the -- southwest, excuse me. of these 14 states, the states everybody's going to be watching are three. colorado, michigan, and wisconsin. here's what it looks like right now in those states. polling average in the state of colorado, it's very close. president obama ahead by less than a point. in michigan, it's president obama ahead by three points. and in wisconsin, the polling average has mr. obama ahead by more, by five points. then at 10:00 eastern time, polls will be closed in all of those states and we'll be closing polls in the 10:00 eastern time in that hour in the states that you see blinking right here. these four states. of those four states, iowa, montana, nevada, and utah, two of them are going to be
, will be in the midwestern statings. >> mitt romney not leaving anything to chance special traveling to pennsylvania. what do you think about that? >> you can tell a lot about a campaign in the waning days and shape and what they are thinking by where they put their time and spend their time and resources. president obama is now force to play defense in a lot of state that is he thought he would win easily like wisconsin and minnesota and pennsylvania, now. where governor romney is putting out couple millions worth of ads and doing a big rally in pennsylvania tomorrow. they think that that is winable . it looks like the race is tilting strongly to governor romney and he is putting resource in ohio a key state and other states where president obama had it locked up. not anymore. >> let ask you about benghazi. do you think that the president owes it to the american people to talk about what he knew about the election . talking about the investigation and obviously not completed until after the election. but he's not answering the questions they are asking . not getting responses. do you think that the american
easily like wisconsin and minnesota and pennsylvania, now. where governor romney is putting out couple millions worth of ads and doing a big rally in pennsylvania tomorrow. they think that that is winable . it looks like the race is tilting strongly to governor romney and he is putting resource in ohio a key state and other states where president obama had it locked up. not anymore. >> let ask you about benghazi. do you think that the president owes it to the american people to talk about what he knew about the election . talking about the investigation and obviously not completed until after the election. but he's not answering the questions they are asking . not getting responses. do you think that the american public needs to come clean. >> the cia came out with a time line andment defense department explained their actions in terms of defending what is going on . director of national intelligence initial analysis it was tied to the video and testimony in congress. fox polls this week that indicated that americans have strong concerns about the handling of libya and most don't think
into michigan. you see where romney is headed, pennsylvania. i thought these states were settled. are they still up for grabs? >> yes, they are definitely up for grabs. charles what is happening is these were supposed to be safe seats and safe states for obama, but what has happened is people have watched mitt romney, and they see a consistency of leadership and a very steady approach. they are -- those undecideds are are breaking for mitt romney. so all of a sudden, michigan, pennsylvania, iowa, minnesota, you're looking at states that i think you are going to see mitt romney with a great opportunity to win these states. charles: representative blackburn, you know, there's no doubt the first debate, you know, changed everything for mitt romney. it feels, though, that maybe the second and thirds were lost opportunities, certainly that amazing momentum that he had. you can't argue that it hasn't stalled, which brings us to this toss-up scenario. is there any sort of anxiety out there among your party that golly, you know, just maybe one thing could have been different, this would be a no-brainer
voters in the suburbs coming out to vote for romney. one of the reasons why pennsylvania is in play. take a look at bucks, montgomery, belle and chester counties in the -- delaware and chester counties in the southeastern part of the state and romney is going to run better than republicans have run in recent years. >> sean: and the philly suburbs might not be as strong for dem democrats and pittsburgh and other places i would expect big turnout there, too. let's go to virginia. in every scenario it is kind of assumed that governor romney will take virginia. up two points on average in the polls that i'm following closely. three points in some. why are you so confident in virginia? what are the signs there that you are looking at? >> first of all, i'm looking at the polls in which he is behind like the washington post poll and governor romney is ahead among independents, strong among republicans and losing the state? i don't think so. look at ratio of republicans to democrats and find out they have a higher number of democrats to republicans than they had in 2008. i think virginia is retur
. romney's campaign schedule. he's taking the one trip to pennsylvania that republicans always take. but other than that, he was in ohio and wisconsin today. he was scheduled to be in new hampshire, iowa and colorado in the final days. and he just spent the last couple days in florida and virginia. that means the map is not exp d expandiexpan expanding. no the if you can't afford to walk away tr dwrr battle ground states. he's still flogging it out where he has to win. all of this we're going to win stuff is a fake out, it's a bluff, it's trash talk. and there's nothing wrong with it. it happens every year. you should know it's a dependable part of the end of presidential campaigns. but every once in awhile at the end of a presidential campaign, this expected faint, this attempt at a fake out that everybody knows is coming, every once in awhile it's revealed as a fake out. every once in awhile you get from the campaign an admission that they actually know they are going to lose. at least they know they might lose. at least they are making plans based on an expectation they could lo
asked, why is romney beginning to spend money in wisconsin and pennsylvania and minnesota rather than say, romney is extending the map. chuck todd said the obama talking point he is run out of options. if we decided six days out and start spending in pennsylvania because we given up in ohio that is ridiculous. >> why is it ridiculous? he can't win ohio and can't make up the difference in a couple of days. >> you don't started over. >> on this weekend, how do you know that romney can't win ohio. >> he can't win ohio because he can't close a gap in a period of time. he has got obama at 80% as of yesterday as of friday. >> nate sill investigator and alan colmes are trying to make a game that obama. >> real clear politics. >> they lean right. >> i think obama is so confident in ohio, one has to ask a question, why are they deploying 600 lawyers in a county to make sure that the people who are voting get moved along fast enough. i think they are worried that it's very risky to predict the outcome. >> why are the republicans are going after four states in swing states claiming the votes are
is governor romney's must-win, same can be said for president obama in pennsylvania where the latest "philadelphia inquirer" poll has the president up by a sizable margin. governor romney has narrowed the lead to six points there. 49-43 in pennsylvania. mitt romney's running mate is on the about us hoeding across ohio. congressman paul ryan on a two-day eight-stop trip through the critical battleground state calling on voters to support the republican ticket. nbc news correspondent ron mott on the bus with the vp nominee. i understand you just arrived in circleville, ohio? >> reporter: we are behind schedule by about 40 minutes, i would say. paul ryan just finished up a quick brief address with supporters outside lindsey's bakery. i'm told it's world famous. they've got pumpkin donuts they put on the bus here. we have two more events in about 120 or so miles left to go. this is a must-win for the campaign. that's the way they're positioning it. ohio senator rob portman said he can't see this republican ticket winning the white house without winning here in ohio. no republican has eve
. romney clearly has closed the race. things have gotten closer. in the end, i don't think pennsylvania will come in. if it does it's a bigger win than people think. pennsylvania is -- if you see that going off the map, that is a big, big romney win. >> bret: let me say one thing about that. >> pennsylvania and michigan are also going to be the site of third party television ads. group i'm associated with is joining in the barrage. multimillion dollars. question is whether the obama campaign thinks the states are solidly michigan and pennsylvania in their camp they don't to respond with the tv ads or they respond. the states are there. owe is right. this map is remarkably stable. the number have changed but states in play are the same. the numbers change. we have 184 electoral college votes in the obama column. 37 lean obama for 2 221. 180 in romney, 26 lean romney for 206. this will be a close election. it will center on the nine states with 111 electoral college votes. a path for the victory for both candidates there. if you have the momentum, we saw the poll over the weekend in ohio
. romney trying to expand the playing field to include pennsylvania, michigan, where thage in recent polls has chunk for obama. team obama scoffs. >> i will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of the three states. >> in pennsylvania, romney pulled to a virtual tie. the president has edge in margin of error according to a flank and marshall poll. in michigan, virtual tie in margin of error in "detroit news" survey, though team romney acknowledge they need a come-from-behind surge. the final push is dubbed the romney-ryan real recovery road rally and begins with who's who of congressman and governors and luminaries to spanning out through 11 battleground through the weekend. romney visits virginia tomorrow when the new national unemployment numbers are scheduled for release and wraps up in new hampshire, where the national telegraph newspaper that backed him four years ago endorsed romney today. >> on the romney press bus as we roll toward evening rally in jacksonville. romney campaign held teleconference with reporters this afternoon and said winning is possible, though not cer
for them. >> and all the money that mitt romney's spending in pennsylvania, i mean, that shows that they want that, they need that state. >> i think you're right. they need it. >> latest jobs numbers right now that came out on friday, chris, they show unemployment ticked up. it was a tenth of a point to 7.9% level. but employers added 170,000 jobs. that beat expectations. >> 125,000, three months in a row of 170,000 or more. so they're three months in a row of that. and obviously we're not in nirvana here but clearly, the way we look at these jobless numbers now. two ways. we look at the percentage, and i do think obama would have been in trouble if it had gone back up to 80 that would have been the wrong direction. but the fact that it went to 7.9, and added so many more jobs than predicted was pretty good for him. i would say he got by at least, probably got a slight plus out of friday in terms of romney's statement, for example, was definitely tone-deaf when he came out friday morning and said -- yesterday morning and said, it's bad news. it's not bad news. 171,000 new jobs
on the trail that will be winding through the main battleground states in the days ahead. romney and the president are visiting 7 states today through sunday romney's campaign says the traditionally democratic state of pennsylvania is in play and announced the candidate will stop there sunday. the obama campaign is calling that an act of desperation. team romney said they are on the offensive and look at an extended map. most everything between now and election day will have heated back and forth exchanges including the jobs report that's coming out today n washington -- from washington, now back to you. >>> president obama received a surprise endorsement days before election. yesterday michael blockberg announced support for the incumbent. he said this week's extreme weather led to that endorsement. he acknowledged the storm devastating his city could be evidence of climate change and said president obama developed a strong environmental record during the first term. mayor bloomberg is a former republican now turned independent. >>> all right. let's talk about what's going on he
.o.p. pennsylvania, minnesota, and michigan. romney's home state. in the last few days, there have been a handful of polls that the gap has narrowed and romney made ground and come within the margin of error in those states and now he has begun to advertise. these are states the obama campaign is very very confident about. david action sell rod said he would shave his mustache off if he lost any of them. that's a staches has had for 40 years. tough hurdle for mr. romney to clear in ohio. in the last 48 hours or so there have been seven polls. all of them have suggested that mr. obama is up within the margin of error by a couple of points on mitt romney. most scenarios, romney can't win without winning here in florida as well as without ohio. so, one of the schools of thought is that the romney camp is trying to hedge against a possible defeat in ohio by expanding the battlefield or trying to into those three blue states. the obama campaign isn't buying it. as we head into the final six days it's very clear it's going to go right down to the wire with anybody's guess in some of the battleground st
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tightening in pennsylvania, a state once thought to be easily in the president's win column. the romney campaign is now making a late push to take pennsylvania. >> thank you. >> reporter: rom fee will visit the state on sunday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> the obama campaign called the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. however, the democrats do plan to increase their spending on political ads in the state. >>> and howard is coming up next with your weekend forecast. we'll be right back. >> lesli, sandy has kept us in the cool air for much of the week. temperatures running some eight to ten degrees below normal and today no exception. sun's come out but look at these readings at noon, still in the upper 40s in gaithersburg and lovettsville. 50 in fairfax and 47 upper marl blow. we'll be bacteria -- marlboro. we'll be back with the weekend forecast when we return. >>> you know, so often our pets have allergies. they become ill just like we do. if we eat the wrong food. well guess what? there's a woman from fairfax who has created a treat that's cal
romney has gone behind enemy lines. he's parachuting behind enemy lines in pennsylvania and in michigan and in wisconsin and in iowa. he could be in trouble, keith. >> pennsylvania hasn't voted for a republican since 1988, i think. i mean, these are states that barack obama has never trailed in. it shows just how desperate mitt romney is because he can't compete in the swing states. this is a perfect storm that hit mitt romney this week. it showed barack obama as a commander in chief. the gallup poll was knocked off. it was his best poll. it showed the two competing businesses. not only did you have chris christie out there, but you also have bob mcdonnell of west virginia, another republican surrogate, who said the obama administration's response has been incredibly fast. >> i wouldn't go that far. they came in separately and they left separately. but sometimes governors have to do what governors do and presidents have to do what presidents do. i get that. and i think for the moment, your man probably got some. john, i want to ask you, i've been reading in the newspapers -- you correct
undeci undecided. >> i want to stay with you and focus on pennsylvania here. that's where romney is headed on sunday according to his schedule here. paul ryan is going to be here saturday. is this a show of strength or is it desperation? >> you know, honestly, i'm not sure. i hate to play the spin game. i have two thoughts. one, they decided ohio is out of balance. from what i hear they don't think so. they are opening up a new front in pennsylvania. if you look at bucks county in pennsylvania, romney is doing very, very well there. it's giving them positive signs as well as wisconsin. the fact of the matter if they have florida, north carolina and virginia, a lot of people think they might, throw in colorado, you don't need ohio. the question becomes, are they losing ohio or not and are they opening a new front? talking to republicans, they think they have ohio. it's going to be close, but they are doing okay and they see the map expanding, not contracting. >> michael is shaking his head no. are they making up for it? >> if romney thought he could get ohio, he would be there. jo
two or three ahead . pennsylvania 20 votes where it shows mitt romney three ahead and ohio 18. tied . wisconsin 10, tied and michigan 15. they are tided. and minnesota 16 and obama is ahead by three . nevada 9. obama ahead by two. and iowa 6 they are tied. he's going to win at least 15 votes from the states and probably more like 45 or 50. and i think romney is on track to a significant victory and i think when we look back at this we will wonder why we thought it was so close. >> when it comes to women voters romney closed the gap particularly after his debate. women will tell you the economy is the top concern. yesterday's numbers showing a slight rise in the gdp and final unemployment report that comes out before the election. could it have an impact if it shows improvement as well? >> first of all 2.0 percent is enemic and border line recession . i do expect the job numbers to show a huge improvement on friday. it is called bls. and drop the l for the preelection data that is coming out. i don't think it will be a impact. what do you believe? my speeches or your own eyes. and st
, this is a pennsylvania stop for mitt romney live at 5:25 eastern. next up in five minutes or so, 8:25, we take you to englewood, colorado. colorado one of the state's we focused on in the past week and a half. host: we have focused on the nine swing states that hold the keys to the election. today we put the spotlight on colorado. it looks like it is a close race for the presidential election. you can see the state of colorado there with its four corridors. the battleground 2012 state of colorado has nine electoral votes. the unemployment rate right now is 8%. president obama won the state in 2008 by a 9% advantage. joining us from denver is curtis hubbard. what is the top issue for colorado voters? guest: it would not surprise you when i sit the top issue is the economy and jobs. energy is a big issue. education is another big issue. among the latino population and especially democrats, immigration reform is a big issue. host: what is the demographic of the voters in colorado? guest: 52% women, 48% men. over the years, we have increased the number of people voting by mail. already 800,000 people
pennsylvania is a state that has become in focus again. one week away. the romney campaign is up with a new ad in pennsylvania. curiously. let's listen to one part of it. >> obama: if somebody wants to build a coal fire plant, they can. it is just that it will bankrupt them. >> announcer: obama kept that promise and pennsylvania coal paid the price. >> jennifer: so the romney war room wants to keep it close in pennsylvania. how are democrats going to keep the president's lead with attention focused on the storm aftermath? >> well, they can hope for that. some days i hope my hair will come back but that's not going to happen. [ laughter ] this is straight out of the republican playbook. this is nothing but the old okey-doke. they want to act like they can actually do something in places where they know pretty much the ball game is over. president obama is going to win pennsylvania. they know that. we know that. everybody knows that. yet they want to act like by running some action ds -- ads at the last possi
they have to say? from the indication of yard signs, i feel it romney win in my bones in pennsylvania. what say you? guest: the gentleman refers to an exceptionally difficult time, to put it mildly, four pennsylvania lawmakers where we have a large number being prosecuted by both the federal government and the attorney general of the state. the governor, when he was attorney general. this state has historically had problems among its public officials. having said that, i think the presidential election is viewed differently by the voters. they are not going to go back, for the most part, and say my state senator was indicted for public corruption charges, therefore i will not vote for president obama. i do not think that calculus those in to the presidential elections, at least when we talk to voters. they're quite capable of separating the two. in pennsylvania, we also have higher levels of partisanship than we do in many other states. it is still a state rooted in heavy partisanship. the big exception to that is the philadelphia suburbs, a lehigh valley, and there are areas of the state w
. >> and rasmussen has it dead even. >>gregg: can romney win pennsylvania? >>pat: it is very close. no one is spending money or time, the second oldest state, they don't like obamacare and it depends on the affluent suburbs. >> why are the candidates not going to the states? >> the world is flat, i cannot move. the fact is, you take advantage of opportunity. like obama did with indiana and north carolina. >> do they think necessity -- need to put on resources in ohio. >> he had to cancel going to virginia because of the hurricane. so if i'm running his catch i would say we have the candidate, he is on the road we will do two stops, pittsburgh and wisconsin. >>doug: in western pennsylvania i see huge movement among the traditional democrats to romney. i disagree with pat but i think obama will win but he need as big vote out of philadelphia. >>gregg: the coal country has been devastated and that will make a difference. the campaign insiders will be back in a moment. they do everything they can to control the events and sometimes the best laid plans go for naught. we are talking about sandy.
sending mail into the state. that's how bad it is. >> so why is mitt romney going to pennsylvania? >> well, i think he's looking at the fact that he can't win in ohio, he's behind there. even his people are sort of acknowledging that that's falling off the map. he has to either win in wisconsin which is also looking very much out of reach. or he has to figure out some other path of pennsylvania. i don't think it's credible but he's trying to do at least a head fake to figure out you some other path to get there. >> jonathan, to you. you might have thought that the 30 years war in the first amendment settled the issue of politics and religion. you would be wrong. i'd like you to take a listen to this, please. >> and remember when obama forced christian organizations to provide insurance coverage that was contrary to their religious beliefs? that's the real barack obama. that's the real threat to our religious freedom. >> jonathan, i'm sorry, once again to pick up on another robo lie by romney. but i thought the president allowed for exceptions for religious organizations in relation to the
? >> it may. even though one of the super-pacs supporting romney is now advertising in pennsylvania trying to expand the map a little bit, we're not going to likely see mitt romney go to places like minnesota or pennsylvania. they're really going to double-down on about seven swing states, and he's right that we won't be able to see what's going to happen over the next week because the polling is going to be fairly messed up. so we're just going to have to wait and see, thomas. i think the obama campaign feels that they are ahead in the states that motor like ohio and wisconsin and nevada. so as far as it's concerned right now, mitt romney has to go to those states and hang out there until election day. >> iowa came out over the weekend, "the des moines register" it to endorse mitt romney. they haven't endorsed aa republican for president since nixon 40 years ago. are you surprised? >> a little bit just because of the record of them supporting democrats. look, it's all about turnout at in the point. i'm not sure where this falls down. republicans tout their efforts to get out of the vote a
counties in pennsylvania with 57% of the vote if he carried the state. mitt romney grew up in bloomfield hills. >> a suburb of detroit. >> well, i grew up in the same area, went to the same high school so i'm quite familiar with it. he seems to be doing better. i if you look at the battleground poll -- the pew research poll where you have a big sample. so if you have a subsample you have some confidence the numbers are good. you see that romney, post-october 3rd debate, is carrying apparently statistically significant margins. people with incomes over over $75,000. barack obama carried them 15-49 in 2008. romney made bigger gains with the high income people than people in the lower income category. >> the swing over the last 20 years in affluent suburbs has been attributed to culture, gay marriage and the southern tilt of the republican party, is the swing back this year really because of the economy trumping culture in the minds of most voters? >> well, i think that's true of all segments of voters. the economy is trumping the cultural issue of. it rubbed them out. i think also mitt rom
sent him in the first place. >> sean: here's the deal. they gotta send joe biden to pennsylvania because the polls are so close. michigan is tied, wisconsin is tied, colorado, romney is up, virginia he's up, florida he's up, and we have rasmussen now showing the moment ump has shifted in ohio. if i'm barack obama, there's no poll now moving in his direction, juan, and states that he won by huge margins, he's either tied or just slightly ahead. that's a problem for him. >> well, look. i don't think anyone debates the idea it's going to be a very close race, but the numbers you put out. >> sean: which ones? >> they're all sided. >> ask juan about the npr poll. >> go ahead, dana. >> let's talk about the npr poll. an 8-point swing? >> there's a margin of error, dana. hold on. dana was around in '08, i'm sorry, back in '04 when the poll said that kerry was going to win in a landslide. didn't happen, did it? >> thank goodness. >> that's right, dana. just think for a second. romney has never been ahead. >> sean: he's ahead now. >> in the real clear politics. >> sean: juan, juan, juan. >
. rasmussen shows romney ahead by two in ohio. i would say it's dead even but it's also pennsylvania, wisconsin, it's michigan, and pennsylvania -- minnesota. no matter what they try to say today, there's no way that chicago -- the obama campaign in chicago thought that seven or six days before an election they were going to have to fight in minnesota. they just -- it never entered their mind, and now they're having to do that, and the fancy footwork is very admirable, but i don't think it will -- i don't think it will take them too far. however, the storm i think you'll see president obama's approval rating which has not gotten above i think 47 or 48% % almost his whole presidency. i don't think it matters. >> sean: in all fairness, it would have been nice if he responded the same way to benghazi and answer questions. >> oh, stop. that's so unfair. >> sean: it would have been nice if he responded to the calls for help and the requests for security and telling us the truth. >> the decision he made to go to vegas that night after the attack in libya when he knew that the ambassador ha
in michigan. there are new polls in pennsylvania and minnesota that show that mitt romney is within striking distance and maybe even more telling, because you don't just follow the polls, you follow people and money, bill clinton was campaigning in minnesota yesterday. do you think that the obama campaign is worried about these states? >> i would say that i would get worried or i think maybe increase the level of concern about these potential battle grounds if you saw the principals going there. the most precious resource that a campaign is the candidate's time because that's finite with only six or so days left. if you send surrogates like bill clinton to minimnesota, you don really lose anything by doing that. it's kind of a plus plus. so i think it's a smart strategy. if i see more polls coming out of minnesota or michigan or pennsylvania showing this a close race and showing the president's numbers down to 48 or 47, then i'll get concerned. up until that happens, i'm not going to be that concerned about those states. >> so if romney is concerned then we would see romney making a stop in
new york times" reporting the romney campaign is making a serious play for pennsylvania last minute appearance there sunday, polls now show president obama's edge in pennsylvania is narrowing. will the jobs report give either any massive boost? that's unclear. experts say all but a few voters have likely made up their minds, particularly, about the economy. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> developing news for one of the areas hardest hit by the superstorm. con ed officials, say they could have power restored to all of manhattan by today. more than 4.1 million are without power across a dozen states. the election is forcing new jersey to get creative in the wake of sandy. officials plan to use military trucks to service polling places on election day in communities that don't have power. recovery marked by progress and frustration. in new york, people are hoping the commute will be better than yesterday new carpool rule required drivers to have at least three people in their car. lines were enormous. the death toll has climbed to 90, including two staten island toddlers, swept away by
to shore up in minnesota and pennsylvania. where romney has put additional resources in, because last week he said bob, watch where the money goes. that's where the money is going from both campaigns, does it mean they're more up for grabs? >> bob: romney spread out the electoral map no question about it. if obama were to lose minnesota, it would be a landslide for romney. they have to send him in to shore things up. he will get to colorado where he needs to be. what romney, though, is missing here is a lot of campaign events in ohio, which he desperately needs. >> dana: that's where he was today. >> bob: but he was doing fundraising there. which is fine. but he needs to do the rallies and other things. anytime you freeze something, it doesn't actually mean you come back to where it was when you froze it. >> eric: no, but it doesn't mean the momentum changes back. face it, president obama has had the best success at changing the polling. when he goes negative. when his negative ads about romney for bain capital. >> kimberly: that's when he was ahead. >> eric: he was a murderer. that's when
be an uphill battle this win? >> no, neil, i think we've encouraged governor romney to come to pennsylvania, we believe it is much closer looking at polling done by statehouse and senate. this is a different election than 4 years ago. and i think he can be successful here. neil: we shall watch closely, governor thank you for taking time out of your pressed schedule, tom corbett, republican of the fine state of pennsylvania. >> coming up, is "new york times" politicizing the storm. neil: we saw something today that, i do not care if you are left or right it would leave you with a jaw-dropping. >> and trading will resume. tomorrow morning, we're there live on this fine network, eastern time, through 10:00 a.m. taking you through well a market trying to get back to business, and capitalism trying to get back to business, tomorrow morning. a lot more now. neil: all right, i want to show you something, from "new york times," paper that said it was a mistake, railed against mitt romney for politicizing benghazi. this is something, big government says in this. you have to read to believe, disaster col
. michigan, minnesota, wisconsin, maybe pennsylvania. romney has a chance in each of those states. >> yeah, the polls show he does have a shot. i think that the best shot out of all those four is wisconsin. obviously paul ryan's home state. the polls have been kind of all over the map there where obama had a big lead earlier and then it tightened. certainly paul ryan is helping in wisconsin. it is such a political state this year with the scott walker recall and republicans winning that. of those states i think wisconsin is the best shot for republicans and, you know, pennsylvania, usually goes to the, at the presidential level it goes to the democrat but, you know, we'll see. you know, you look back at 2008 primary between hillary clinton and president obama, hillary clinton thumped the president though the president did easily did defeat john mccain in 2008 in pennsylvania. jon: let me take you back into some of those fox news polls with some surprising numbers at least to me. one of them is the question, when asked, what best describes how the obama administration has handled radical mu
. quote, romney campaign desperate. putting up ads in pennsylvania and minnesota, prove he's struggling to find a new path to 270. that prompted the romney campaign to respond with a tweet of its own, spokesman ryan williams, quote, nervous. obama campaign says minnesota and pennsylvania aren't battlegrounds but running more than 1.1 million in ads there. the baaing and forth on twitter, ben. who to believe. i'll say this. minnesota is a blue state that bill clinton did visit not a few -- not but 72, 36, some ente ger of 12. >> this is one you should totally ignore what these guys are saying and look where they're putting their money. that's the key resource, the key decisions at this point. where does the candidate go, the money go. to this point they can lie all day, too late in the campaign to get caught on it and look where the resources go. >> you know, i think it was mark halperin who said this, eric, that, you know, romney could have done this earlier. he could have maybe forced obama and the campaign to redirect its funds to states where they didn't want to have to play. just on
arguments still focusing on those key battleground states. let's start with pennsylvania, mitt romney making another push in that state. does that mean this is not a lock for the president? >> that was not even supposed to be a battleground state. barack obama won it four years ago by 10 points. romney hasn't been there in over a month. he's coming there sunday. some say it's an act of desparation. they're trying to get any electoral votes they can. there are 20 in pennsylvania while others say wait, this is an indication of how close the race is and that romney is expanding the map while obama is contracting it, but we'll find out. the constituency he's after is upper income, suburban and also trying to get women's votes and also people who are jewish who live in those surrounding suburbs outside philadelphia. >> let's talk about virginia now. bill clinton will appear with the dave matthews band tomorrow. he's been a very successful surrogate for the president. what do you think this means? >> yeah. they're pulling in the big guy as they call him because they feel that people who were pleas
by asking them about their home states. can mitt romney win? >> i would say yes the pennsylvania is in play. and i would say that it is probably the best bellwether of what happened over the last three weeks. the their campaign is particularly active in a pennsylvania. they have not been running many television ads because most campaigns thought it was going to be in the obama camp and felt that an expensive state like pennsylvania, one, four republicans, which has been -- four republicans it has been called fool's gold for a long time. to move pennsylvania, from a double-digit rates to a handful race or less, really, with national movement, not anything the campaigns were doing in the states, i would make the argument that one of the reasons we have not seen the race changed that much in a lot of these swing states is because there has been a tense race going on, but in the states where there is not that you have seen more movement. i think of pennsylvania is one of those states. the question here is, who is going to invest the resources? pennsylvania does not have early voting. i would ma
the clock back. >> paul ryan visited pennsylvania, traditionally blue state, but the romney campaign says it's in play this year. >> every generation of americans has always solved its problem so the next generation is better off, and in three day wes have an opportunity to make good on that american legacy. >> with early voting in 34 states and the district of columbia, 27 million people hard already made their decision. abc news, washington. >> ama: stay with abc-7 news for complete erection results on tuesday. get -- we'll have live updates all night long on facebook and on twitter. >>> get ready for even warmer weather. leigh has the latest. >> leigh: you're exactly right. temperatures warm today, but get ready fors and tuesday. so >> ama: the national academy of television arts and science honored a member of the abc-7 family today. 30 years in bay area television. kathy has covered every major news event, and has traveled overseas on assignment and shot many reports. congratulations to kathy. many of our staffers were there to support kathy. we hope she will be here to bring us many mo
but with this low turned out. >> and because mitt romney is campaigning in pennsylvania of? perhaps he feels if there is an opening? >> perhaps there is just too much money. they saved all their money to the end. and with that hurricane what ever is left over there will end up in michigan, pennsylvania. and i do not think they're going to win a victory in michigan or pennsylvania. >> with everything happening why are the same swing states with the same percentages, roughly. those are pretty close. >> it is blue-collar. it is jobs. it is always with this comes down to. and how people feel about weather or not they like what president obama has done and wants to give him another four years. or if they want to change. >>pam: with california politics with 11 propositions the ones that stick out most in the mind? >> proposition 30, proposition 32. >> proposition 30 is the tax initiative. there proposition 32 is the anti- union. to bring the power of unions to political advocacies i think that with proposition 32 is taking a lot of money away for proposition dirty. i also think that quite frankly
the romney campaign is trying to put new efforts into minnesota and pennsylvania and michigan, where they have been behind so far. but if they're able to pick off any one of those three states, that's enough to put him over the top. and one of the things we're seeing, you talk about the travel in the last few days. these battleground states, jon, are also completely inundated by ads. we got some fun -- fun for us, but not so much fun for this little girl, who is pretty sick of it, right? >> reporter: yeah. i've got to tell you, george. if you get tired of all the ads, the personal attacks, the lies and distortions, you would understand how 4-year-old abigael evans feels. take a listen. >> just because i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >> that's why you're crying? oh. it will be over soon, abi. okay? the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >> those campaigns and all of us might have to apologize to abi. >>> let's get news from josh. >> we're going to begin with the dangerous chemical fire that's forced more than 1,000 people in louisville, kentucky, to leave their home
, iowa and virginia while romney also makes some stops in pennsylvania and new hampshire. >>> number four, it's taking some voters up to four hours to cast their ballots in florida. one of the election's most crucial swing states. remember early voting in the sunshine state started a week later than it did in '08 because of a new state law. the republican state legislature reduced the number of early voting days from 14 to 8. >>> and number five, gas prices are falling across the u.s. aaa reporting the national average dropped just over a penny to $3.48 a gallon. that is the 23rd consecutive decline. prices are lowest in south carolina, where the average gallon will cost you $3.17. >>> the images of sandy's destruction have been striking. the economic losses devastating. in addition to the homes lost because of the hurricanes. the more than 20,000 flights were canceled across north america. fedex tells "new york times" it has been struggling to find gas for its delivery trucks. the advertising company have lost $5 million because of tv disruptions and movie theaters took in only $3,000, $
they are winning. obama campaign points to the president leading or tied with romney. romney campaign says the president is playing defense in michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, democratic turf. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >> the number of californians who can vote is at an all-time high. almost a million and a half new voters signed up online under the state's new law they tend to be younger and less leaning than the state's general voting population. >>> wet trip into work this morning. >>> sometimes rainex if conditions are correct, definitely going to be a tough commute this morning. looking at the golden gate bridge you can see the steadier rain over. definitely have wetness on the road that's the way it is going to be mean if it is not raining where you are, it is still going to be slick outside. wanted to give you the bigger picture, no matter where you are traveling to the east and south, you are going to run into wet weather. as you head into the sierra, you can see it turns into snow only at the highest elevations above the passes. it looks like no matter where you g
, experts say. the "new york times" focuses on pennsylvania and a story a -- and shift, romney a purchase pennsylvania with a new urgency. first there was quiet, then came the super pacs, not the candidate is on his way. in a striking last-minute shift, the romney campaign has decided to invest its most precious resource, the candidate's time in a serious way to win pennsylvania. mr. romney's appearance here on sunday could be a crafty political move to seriously undercut president obama, or could be a sign of desperation. either way is visit represents the biggest jolt yet in a state that has been recently largely ignored. in recent days, polls showing -obama's narrowing said. again, this morning we are talking about the non- battleground states. we will go to california, on our line for republicans, helen, you are on. caller: good morning. i am a first-time caller. please do not cut me off. host: go ahead. caller: i will be so glad when this election is over. i was raised a republican. my whole entire life, never voted anything but republican. but i tell you what, anyone -- i switched t
. then you need wisconsin. then you might need pennsylvania which explains why mitt romney is heading there tomorrow. getting back to the auto bailout issue, tikd a top republican source last night at this event in southern ohio where they were kicking off the swing state blitz with the different surrogates for the gop nominee, they feel like they have been working hard to mitigate that issue, pointing out that, you know, while, yes, mitt romney did oppose the auto bailout, he would have supported financing for those companies coming out of bankruptcy. you know, obviously there is this question of whether or not those companies would have been intact coming out of bankruptcy. and even being in a position where fellow financing would have helped at that point. but they have been trying to point out and ads are very controversial, no doubt about it, that while these companies have been bailed out, they have been creating jobs in china. i talked to this one republican source who said why aren't the jeeps, why aren't the cars being made in ohio and then sold over in china? that is the mes
. but the romney campaign points to michigan, pennsylvania, and minnesota -- three states thought to be solidly democratic, but where obama is now playing defense. the president, back on the campaign trail today. going to wisconsin, colorado and nevada. mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia. george, you can expect both of them to be campaigning virtually nonstop between now and tuesday. >> no question about it. they're going to be focusing on the white battleground states and the pink in north carolina, over the next several days. we want to give you a sense of each side's strategy. what the obama campaign is trying to do is build a firewall in these three big, midwestern states. iowa, wisconsin, and ohio. he gets to 271 electoral votes. and if mitt romney wins all of the other battlegrounds right there, he'll come up a little bit short, which may explain, jon, one of the reasons the romney campaign is trying to put new efforts into minnesota and pennsylvania and michigan, where they have been behind so far. but if they're able to pick off any one of those three states, that's enough to p
his word, if michigan, minnesota or, we talked about pennsylvania go to mr. romney, he would shave his mustache off. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. >>> thousands of d.c. residents received text messages from people that urge them to vote for mitt romney. the texts are not breaking any laws because they are sent in e- mails and then converted to text messages. but, still, people want to know how the company got their phone numbers. >> it's pretty simple. they can just, you know -- it's cheap enough to send these e- mails. can you do it for a fraction of the penny per message that they can just pick a range of numbers and just blast them out and, it's even -- if even half of them gets to some of these eyeballs by the end of the day, that's worth it to them. >> mike debonis tried to reach out to the advertising company but he did not receive a return phone call. >>> you decide 2012 airs every weekday right here on fox 5. we are focusing on both local and national candidates and the issues during the final days of the election season. >>> redskins looking to get back to winning.
the possibility that there could be new states that come on including pennsylvania or michigan or minnesota. could romney have a chance in any of other states we previously thought were solid for obama? >> he bought television in minnesota but own minneapolis tv, to hit far west wisconsin but we have to watch pennsylvania which have moved from obama to lean obama so if there is a national trend since the first debate moving in romney's direction --. >> i don't think the states are if play. they can get romney there to spend time but i wouldn't do it. if i win ohio or wisconsin the states that are up they have a better shot of getting there. >>chris: like herding cats here today. when we come back what issues will decide the race, the issues that will decide the race starting with the growing controversy over the terror attack in benghazi. why should our wallets tell us what our favorite color is? every room deserves to look great. and every footstep should tell us we made the right decision. so when we can feel our way through the newest, softest, and most colorful options... ...across every possi
ronald reagan retired. you usually put it in the pennsylvania category. do you believe mitt romney's within the margin of error in michigan? >> i tend to think -- i tend to give the benefit of the doubt to good polls. >> that's a good poll. >> that is a fine poll. i'm interested to see when governor romney or congressman ryan makes a trip to michigan. and that will tell you that they actually believe that there's a chance of winning michigan. as of right now, i think ann romney's been in michigan recently, but watch the travel schedules. right now, as mark pointed out before, governor romney is in florida today, three stops in florida. we saw the tightening in north carolina, too. this map's getting complicated in a lot of ways. but watch the travel schedules of these guys, and you'll see the extent to which they think that's a place they could actually pick up. >> friday through the end, governor romney's campaign is doing a huge surrogate thing to try to counteract bill clinton to some extent who's a super surrogate all by himself. mccain, rubio. >> who do they have? meatlo meatl
in the swing states of pennsylvania, michigan, and minnesota. and joining us now is romney campaign senior advisor, bay bu n buchanan. phy is he going into these states that are normally mru. >> because they look good. pennsylvania and also michigan, in pennsylvania we've had offices, 26 offices open 60-some employees since may. we've always had a ground game, knocking on doors and making the calls and the key to pennsylvania is 96% of the people there will vote on election day, they don't have the early and absentee models that too many other states do. we're watching carefully to see if it moved if there was an opportunity and we saw in the last couple of weeks, real opportunity there and now we're' moving in big. we think we have a real chance to win pennsylvania. it's going to be tough, but we think we can do it. stuart: now, i've annoyed a lot of our viewers this morning suggesting that the romney momentum has stalled and a virtual dead heat. if you look at the polls, you have to say that that momentum gaining ground for romney, gaining has stalled. will you tell me why the polls are
. the romney campaign is spending advertising dollars in pennsylvania, michigan, and minnesota and could single a new optimism for republicans in those states where they have gone for democratic candidates since 1988. >>> and let's take florida's talk. the last attack, will they persuade undecided voters? joining me now is a reporter for the hill newspaper. playing the ads tonight, i tuned them out when i'm up here. i find it hard to believe they're making any dents this late in the game. what do you say? >> i think that is great, brian. there is so much clutter and people have heard and seen so many of these ads, that it's difficult for any of them to make an impact. the one think this i would say, though, is that that in itself changes the nature of the odds. you do so outside groups running extremely aggressive ads at this time in the campaign, and in an attempt to cut through all of the other things that are out there. >> and can you see perhaps the after affect, the attack ad and turns the person off that they trying to attack? >> absolutely. that is true. one of the difficulties in politi
're hearing that mitt romney is going to pennsylvania. most people would say, why spend time there? i mean that clearly is joe biden's backyard. >> maybe this is the head fake, a bit of a hail mary for the romney campaign. the intriguing thing is the obama campaign is responding with advertising in those states. they're not sending the president there directly, although, bill clinton is spending time in minnesota and joe biden, son of scranton, will be in pennsylvania before this is out. >> very interesting final few days here. rick, you've been a great asset to us throughout the campaign season. we appreciate you joining us. we'll hear from you once again after tuesday, the big day. rick klein again, our senior washington editor, thanks again, rick. we'll be right back after this. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this. the new color changing candle from air wick, brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. ♪ some folks like to get away take a holiday from the neighborhoo
, pennsylvania governor tom ridge, former governor. a romney supporter and former secretary of homeland security. mr. secretary, good morning toe you. >> thank you. bill: i need to november to three topics hot on the radar. it is a busy news time you understand. you have a lot of experience with this disaster area. how are they doing? what is the next wrinkle in the story as we uncover this with you know light again today? >> i think the most important thing to realize the head of fema, craig fugate, is an experienced man. i worked with him when he was running emergency management group in florida. i think you're going to see the dollars coming from the federal government but you will need the leadership from the individual governors and clearly mayor bloomberg and governor cuomo and governor christie can provide it. working in collaboration with the local officials. i know easy for me to say and difficult for people to accept. it will have to be a lot of patience. it will take months if not years to rebuild these communities. i encourage them to look at haley barbour model in mississippi after
a lifeline to pennsylvania, minn. desperate. the obamacare response that with team romney now spending money in north carolina, that battle ground may not be locked down as much as the gop had hoped. they may also get word tonight that michigan is about to get a defensive and paste from the president. a state he thought he had lock down. we will find that who is expanding the map and give his blessing one week from tonight. lou: thank you. our chief white house correspondent. the campaigns may be at a standstill, but the candidates now have i great deal of work to do. well, much more on the political campaign, hurricane sandy's impact on the selection. it will be talking with the "a-team" and the role of the clintons in this campaign. bill clinton showing up almost everywhere. the administration's less than transparent you of benghazi. best-selling author ann klein. extensive damage through the eastern seaboard, the cost to rebuild a staggering as well. liz macdonald with our report. record-breaking sandy stranding the residence of the country's largest city, forcing the closure of subways,
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